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October 10, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Taking the stress out of weaning? A look into UCVM research

Weaning can be a stressful time on cattle operations, as calves are separated from mother cows. It’s a natural process, but ranch realities require it be herd coordinated and sped up from what would occur in nature. While much of the animal welfare research related to weaning has focused on calf stress and its implications…

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April 28, 2023 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | One Health strategies help a farm family navigate a “winter from hell”

By the Beef Cattle Research Council For Tyler and Nancy Haraga, March 10, 2018, will forever stand out in their minds. “It was forty below with four to five feet of snow,” recalls Tyler. It had been a brutal winter, with unrelenting cold and record snowfall that persisted into March and spring simply refused to…

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April 27, 2023 Innovation & Technology

Seeking producers for survey on wild pig interactions with livestock

Researchers at the University of Calgary are studying invasive wild pig interactions with livestock, and they’re looking for information from beef producers. If you’ve observed wild pigs interacting with your livestock, the researchers want to hear from you. Complete the survey here More information on this research can be found below:

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January 12, 2023 Checking in with ABP

Cows in the classroom

On a beautiful day in early October, 35 teachers from around Alberta gathered in the warm sunshine on W.A. Ranches, just west of Calgary. On a hillside surrounded by crop fields, the teachers had a terrific view of the sliver of native grassland that remains in the coulee around Skull Lake. It was a perfect…

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June 24, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Monthly Minute: Ground beef, diagnostic services, and Calf 911

The ABP Monthly Minute is your monthly re-cap of everything you need to know about what is happening at Alberta Beef Producers in 60 seconds or less.  Updates from ABP We’ve given our buddies help with processing cattle, or picked up parts for them because we were in town anyway, but how often do we…

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May 10, 2022 Checking in with ABP

Government of Alberta commits over $60M to UCVM expansion

The Government of Alberta is investing over $67 million over three years to support enrolment and infrastructure expansions at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). “Agriculture is a key pillar of Alberta’s economy. That’s why it is so critical we ensure that livestock have access to the veterinary care that keeps them…

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April 12, 2022 Health & Production

Survey: Spring processing handling and restraining methods

Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are looking for participation in a survey on spring processing handling and restraining methods. Participants must be legal adults who have participated in at least one spring processing (or branding) in western Canada in the last five years. The survey should take no more than…

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February 28, 2022 Health & Production

Progressing Fine or Pulling Time: A quick review of labour and assistance suggestions

Whether calving has already started, or you’re months away, it’s a good time to revisit some behaviour and warning signs that a calving cow or heifer may need attention. There are three stages to parturition (calving). Stage one involves cervix dilation, and must be complete before any pull assist; Stage two begins with the fetal…

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January 21, 2022 Health & Production

BCRC publishes video guides for calving season

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is adding to its repertoire of valuable calving resources. This month, the organization published videos on esophageal feeding (tubing), colostrum management, and dehydration in calves. Calf 911 – The Ins And Outs Of Esophageal Feeding The video quickly summarizes the supplies needed, the McGrath feeder versus the bag feeder,…

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January 18, 2022 Trailblazers

What We’re Reading | ‘Quintessential academic veterinarian’ honoured by peers

By Jennifer Allford, for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine While many large animal veterinarians grew up on a farm surrounded by all sorts of animals, Dr. Michel Lévy, DVM — the recipient of the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners (WCABP) Honorary Life Award — did not grow up tending to cattle. In fact, the…

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September 15, 2021 Business Tools

Researchers looking to estimate cost of calving assistance in Canada

*Update: A $50.00 gift card will be given to the first 10 participants.* Researchers from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are recruiting cow-calf producers to develop an estimate on the cost of an assisted calving for producers. Data collected will be kept confidential, and participating producers will be given a summary of…

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September 3, 2021 Issues & Insights

What We’re Reading | UCalgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine welcomes a new dean

Dr. Renate Weller says veterinarians have important role to play in solving ‘big, global challenges’ By Jennifer Allford, for Faculty of Veterinary Medicine So far this week, Dr. Renate Weller, DVM, PhD, has moved into her new office at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, greeted first-year students at the Foothills campus, met with…

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Cattle Report

Updated: 12/04/2024

Steers

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Rail: 415.00-420.00 del

Heifers

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Choice Steers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Choice Heifers

Live: 182.00 (KN, TX) 185.00 (NE)
Rail: 293.00-295.00 (NE, IA)

Boner Cows

Over 500 lbs: 250.84

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Expiry Fed Feeder Calf
8-Jul-24 226 -- --
5-Aug-24 222 318 --
2-Sep-24 220 324 --
30-Sep-24 220 324 366
28-Oct-24 218 324 366
25-Nov-24 216 320 364
23-Dec-24 222 312 360
Last Updated on April 11, 2024

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